The Earthen Portal is a structure fashioned by Lilly Manycolors with care for the plant nations and all who walk through it. The branches twist and stretch up from the ground in a circular motion representing the continuous energy of life. The yellow prayer ties are filled with invocations of good health, harmony, kinship and always having what you need to live your life well. As you walk through, have the intention that may you and all those around you - human and other beings - always find a way back to balance and care.
Bengali culture worker Pampi, weaves letters to loved ones into hand-crafted ceremonial vessels fashioned out of natural materials sourced from the grounds of the Arboretum.